National Recycling Week is held every year to promote recycling and waste reduction. This year NRW will be held between 7 – 13 November.
We will have information stalls at both the Ayr and Home Hill libraries during this week so drop by and check out how you can make a difference in reducing and recycling waste.
We have also sent out an invitation to local schools offering waste reduction and recycling education sessions. The sessions are proposed for the week of 14-18 November. If you would like to participate, please contact Council for further information or to book a session.
Recycling in the Burdekin
Every recyclable item that community members place into their recycle bin at home or at work makes a difference in reducing the waste that ends up in landfill. This reduces the costs to the community as well as having added environmental benefits.
Most residential and commercial properties have a waste service through council and this includes a yellow lidded recycle bin. Recycle facilities are also available at our waste transfer stations at Ayr, Home Hill, Giru and Clare and Kirknie Landfill.
By sorting your waste into recyclables and non-recyclables, again you are decreasing the amount of waste that ends up in landfill. Our transfer station operators are happy to direct you to where your items can go. You will also reduce the cost of your trip to the waste facility – sorted waste is free for residents with domestic waste.
Many items can also be put into our second hand stores at Ayr and Home Hill where they can be purchased and reused by other residents.
For more information see the National Recycling Week website.